How to Install Rising Tides Kodi Addon in 2024

Frederik Lipfert
Dr. Frederik Lipfert Founder, vpncheck
Updated on 6 Mar 2022

Introducing Rising Tides: Kodi Addon for Firestick & Other Devices

In this guide, you’ll learn how to download and install the Rising Tides addon on Kodi. The step-by-step instructions given below apply to Amazon Fire TV Stick, Firestick 4K, Firestick Lite, FireTV Cube and all other devices that are compatible with Kodi. 

Rising Tides is an exciting Kodi addon that brings a vast range of sports to your device. It has a sizable content library that gets new streams regularly. Apart from playing live sports channels, Rising Tides also gives you the option to play sports highlights. 

Scroll to the IPTV section of the Rising Tides addon if you’re looking for streaming options. Sure, some of the streams might be offline, a common problem with almost every live TV addon you can think of. But you’d still be able to find a large number of working streams.

How to Install Rising Tides Kodi Addon

Follow these instructions to get the Rising Tides addon on Kodi:

Part 1: Enabling Unknown Sources on Kodi

Kodi takes its security seriously and thus prevents the installation of third-party apps. That poses a problem, given that the Rising Tides addon isn’t available on the official Kodi repository. So we have no choice but to tweak Kodi’s settings to ‘enable unknown sources’. 

Here’s how you can enable unknown sources on Kodi:

Step 1:  Launch the Kodi app and open Settings. Kodi Settings button is indicated by a large cog button at the top of the left navigation menu on Home Page

Step 2: Right-click on the System option. 

Kodi System option in settings

Step 3: Click on the Add-ons option.

A list of options will appear. Enable Unknown sources (as shown in the screenshot).

Under Settings/System category, choosing Add-ons shows Unknown sources with an on-off slider button

Step 4: A warning prompt will appear; select Yes and continue. Click “Yes” on the warning message

Kodi can now download third-party apps like Rising Tides.

Part 2: Installing Rising Tides Kodi Addon

Here’s how you can install the Rising Tides Kodi addon:

Step 1: Add the Rising Tides Repo Source

Step 2: Install the Rising Tides Repo

Step 3: Install the Rising Tides Addon

Let’s discuss all these steps in more detail. 

Step # 1 Adding Rising Tides Repo Source

Step 1: Go to the Kodi homepage and click on Settings. Kodi Settings button is indicated by a large cog button at the top of the left navigation menu on Home Page

On the following screen, select the File Manager option. 

Kodi File Manager in settings

Step 2:  Select the Add Source option. Add Source Option

Step 3: A smaller window, ‘Add file source,’ will appear. Click on <None>.Kodi Addon None highlighted

Step 4: A pop-up window will appear with a URL box. 

Type this URL (if you’re using Kodi 19 Matrix):

Type this URL (if you’re using Kodi 18 Leia):

Click OK.Kodi file manager keypad enter Repository K19 URL

Step 5: Enter the file’s source name. We are naming it RisingTides

Once you’ve added the name, click on OK to proceed. Kodi File Manager pop-up to enter a name for RidingTides media source

Congratulations! You’ve successfully added the source for the Rising Tides Repo.

Step # 2 Installing Rising Tides Repo

Follow these steps to install the Rising Tides repository on your Kodi:

Step 1: Head back to Kodi’s homepage. 

Select Settings and open Addons. Kodi on the Add-ons menu

Step 2: You will see a small ‘open-box icon’ on the top left corner. 

This is the Package Installer icon; open it.Kodi the Package Installer icon on the top left

Step 3: Select Install from zip file option (please see screenshot).Kodi install from zip file

Step 4: A small window will pop up, showcasing a list of options. 

Select RisingTides (or whatever name you gave the source file). Kodi Add-ons Install from Zip file pop-up with RisingTides highlighted

Step 5: Click on the file named: 

Press the OK button.Kodi Add-ons Install from Zip file pop-up with repository.RisingTides highlighted

Step 6: After a few minutes have passed, you will see a pop-up telling you that your repository is installed. 

Now it’s time to install the Rising Tides addon from this repository.Kodi Add-ons RisingTides Repository addon updated prompt

Step # 3 Installing Rising Tides Addon

Follow these steps to install the Rising Tides Kodi addon:

Step 1: Click on the Install from repository option on Kodi’s addons page. Install from repository

Step 2: A list of available repositories will appear on your screen. 

Open Rising Tides Repository (your saved file’s repository).Kodi Install from Repositiry window Rising Tides Repository highlighted

Step 3: You’ll see multiple addons on the following screen.

Select Video Add-ons.Kodi Rising Tides Repository window video add-ons highlighted

Step 4: Select Rising Tides openKodi video add-ons Rising Tides highlighted

Step 5: An installation screen will appear. 

Click on the Install icon.Kodi Rising Tides pages, Install highlighted

Step 6. A pop-up window will appear seeking your permission to install additional addons. 

Select Ok.Kodi video addons additionsl add-ons list prompt

Step 7: Wait for the installation to complete.

When the installation is finished, a confirmation pop-up will appear stating that the Rising Tides addon has been installed. Kodi video add-ons Rising Tides add-ons installed prompt

Why use a VPN for Streaming on Kodi?

Before you start streaming on Kodi addons, you need to know how vulnerable you are. Kodi doesn’t hide your online activity. Whatever you stream on Kodi addons will be visible to your government, ISP, and they can often keep track of it all. If you’re caught watching copyrighted content, you might be at risk of a fine, jail time, or both. 

That’s why it’s recommended to use a reliable VPN (like ExpressVPN) while streaming your favorite movies and shows on Kodi. ExpressVPN is a subscription-based service that hides your online activity from your government and ISP. It masks your real IP address and helps you bypass geoblocking restrictions. ExpressVPN also safeguards you from speed-throttling. 

Here’s how you can set up ExpressVPN:

How to Setup ExpressVPN

Setting up ExpressVPN on Firestick is pretty simple:

Step 1. Go to the ExpressVPN website.

Follow these steps to make your ExpressVPN account:

  • Select the package that best meets your needs
  • Enter your login details (email address and password)
  • Select the payment method

ExpressVPN Subscription ScreenStep 2. Next thing you need to do is download ExpressVPN on your Firestick. 

Go to your Firestick’s homepage. Select Find and Search.Firestick home page with prominent Find and Search buttons

Step 3. Type ExpressVPN and press enter. vpncheck-spectrum-searching-expressvpn-on-amazon-firestick

Step 4. Select the ExpressVPN icon from the search results. 

Start the download and wait until it’s complete. ExpressVPN installation option on Firestick

Step 5. Once the download is complete, sign in to ExpressVPN by entering your login details (email and password)Sign In option on ExpressVPN

Step 6. The only thing left to do now is to connect to a server location. You will see the connecting symbol on the screen. Click on it and let the VPN automatically connect you to a reliable server location.ExpressVPN home screen with Connect button highlighted

Congratulations! You’ve successfully installed and connected to ExpressVPN.ExpressVPN menu with the on/off button highlighted

Final Words

Rising Tides is one of the best sports addons for Kodi. It has sections for live PPV events, football games, and other sports events. And the best thing about Rising Tides is that it works with both Kodi 18 and 19 Matrix (albeit with different URLs). What more can you ask for in a Kodi addon?